The Rangers are among teams trying to talk Lance Berkman into playing next year. The Orioles, Rays and Red Sox also have reportedly shown interest, but the Rangers have a natural geographic advantage for the Houston resident. Plus, they have Nolan Ryan as their team president. Ryan, a former Astros great as well as a former Rangers great, has a connection to Berkman and is said to be spearheading the Rangers' efforts to land Berkman.
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